Events Round Up

We’ve provided some fantastic music entertainment for several events, weddings and parties over the last few months. Grab a cuppa, put on some music (why not check out our latest playlist HERE), and have a read of our latest events round up!


We provided a Mariachi band for one of Soho House’s gorgeous members’ clubs, High Road House, in Chiswick. Guests enjoyed lively Mexican music and Margaritas!

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SG’s most sought after band, the Briggs Street Players, performed live at the new Tottenham stadium, for the Champions League Quarter Final match between Spurs and Manchester City.

There was live Blues from SG act, Sly Fox Express, at The Big Smoke in Leicester Square. The Big Smoke regularly hosts live music events and serves up grilled fare aplenty!

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Photo by Lori Loves

The coolest Cuban band in town, Havana Kings, performed for communication strategy advisors, Hawthorn, at their annual Summer party.

Havana Kings are a Cuban Salsa band, and are the perfect addition to a summer garden party, or any event where you want a lively and fun ambience! They’re available from a duo right up to a full 9-piece orchestra. They’ve performed at The Royal Albert Hall, The National Theatre, The 606 Club and at countless weddings and private parties.

For enquiries and bookings click HERE.

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

We’ve provided music entertainment for several wedding parties over the past few months. Highlights include; The Briggs Street Players performing at a wedding at Gloucestershire venue, Elmore Court; DJ Callum entertaining wedding guests at Sandhurst Military Academy; and DJ Zulu provided the musical backdrop for a wedding at the Oyster Shed. Several of our acts have also been performing for wedding parties at Richmond favourite, Bingham Riverhouse .

For all wedding enquiries and bookings click HERE.


A guide to booking music for your wedding day.

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Music is one of the most important features of your wedding day, and getting it right will ensure your guests have a great time.  

Here are our suggestions for the four main sections of the day where music can feature.

Your choice of music during the ceremony should be personal to you both. This might be a song you both love, or a piece of music that reminds you of when you first got together. Our advice is to opt for something stripped-back, such as a string quartet, solo harpist, or even a guitar and vocal duo can work really well and be more memorable. You don’t want anything too lively at this point as it can distract from the main event. 

Example acts: ESQElla Marie (pictured)Cecilia (above)

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Instrumental music works well during the reception and provides a nice backdrop to all the chatter. But if you want to make the music more of a feature at this point, then a vocal-led act can work nicely too. It really depends on the mood you want to create. If you’re thinking to go for an act that’s a bit different or unexpected, then this is a good time to do it. You might consider a gypsy jazz quartet, or a fun and lively Cuban band!


Example acts:Nouveau Boheme (pictured)London Jazz TrioHavana Kings (above)

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Here, we recommend choosing music that provides just a little ambience. If budget is tight, then there’s really no reason why a well-compiled playlist can’t work. However, if you are set on having live music (we certainly won’t argue with that!), and budget allows, then a jazz trio or a classical quartet are good live options. 

Example acts: London Jazz Trio (above)Vicenza Strings

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This is the highpoint of the day; all the emotional bits are over and it’s time for your guests to let their hair down and have a good time. You’ll want to choose music that is to your personal taste (especially your first dance), but it’s important to consider what your guests will like too. There will most likely be a range of ages at your wedding party, and ideally you want to please as many of your guests as possible so that they all leave on a high.  A really good act will be able to cross eras and genres. 

You can’t beat the energy and interaction you get from a live band, but a DJ can also be a perfectly good option. We would advise against using a playlist here as, unlike a band or DJ, it can’t ‘read the crowd’ . A band or DJ can judge the audience on the night and adjust their set accordingly.

Example Acts: Briggs Street Players (above)Dukebox CityDJ Zulu

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  • The size of the performance area at your wedding venue 
  • Does the venue have a sound limiter?
  • Does the venue have it’s own sound system?
  • Acts will need to be provided with a meal and refreshments
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  • Don’t book your music entertainment too late. In-demand bands and musicians get booked well in advance
  • Choose a piece of music that’s personal to you both for the ceremony and first dance
  • Make the evening entertainment the highlight
  • If budget is limited, then a well-curated playlist can work well during the sit down dinner
  • When booking the evening entertainment consider your guests’ musical tastes as well as your own

Events Round Up

We’ve had a fantastic few months, working with some wonderful clients and some fab new venues. Read on to see what we’ve been up to.

SG acts have been performing at one of London’s most impressive venues, The NED. Our acts have been performing weekly in the Members Restaurant, as well as appearing on the Nickel Stage.

For further information on the Ned, click HERE.

Soulful singer/guitarist, Mike, performed live for world renowned fabric designers, GP & J Baker, at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre.

Mike is an outstanding vocalist who has worked alongside the likes of Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis and Jessie J.

Click HERE to enquire about booking Mike.

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Photo credit: Jack Hardy

Gypsy Jazz quartet, Nouveau Boheme, performed for an event at OXBO Bankside, in February. OXBO is a Hilton Restaurant & Bar serving English classics with a twist, and bottomless brunches. Did someone say bottomless?!

Click HERE to enquire about booking Nouveau Boheme.

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Singer and pianist, Kate, performed at an event for the Royal Lancaster London. Our lovely new piano shell, Berta, also made an appearance!

Click HERE to enquire about booking Kate, or Berta(!)

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We continue to work with luxury river yacht, Silver Sturgeon. SG acts that have performed aboard the yacht recently include, Frida, Havana Kings, and Jazz vocalist, Megan (pictured).

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We worked with exclusive travel company, Niquesa, again this month. We provided a Japanese Koto player for the launch of their new luxury travel packages to Japan.

Click HERE to enquire about booking Japanese music for your event.

Music Suppliers at Strawberry Hill House

Sound Generation are thrilled to now be preferred music suppliers at Strawberry Hill House.

Strawberry Hill House is internationally renowned as one of the finest examples of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture. It’s a stunning venue, set in Twickenham, and makes the perfect setting for wedding and events.

As bespoke music suppliers, we absolutely love working with unique venues like Stawberry Hill House. We’re really looking forward to working with the lovely team there, and for our acts to perform at such an incredible venue!

To find out more about Strawberry Hill House, click HERE.

Piano Shell Hire London

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We now offer a baby grand piano shell, available to hire for weddings and events.

If your venue doesn’t have a piano onsite, a piano shell is a fantastic solution. It certainly looks much better than a keyboard in all your wedding photos. It’s lightweight, and takes minimal time to set-up. A digital piano just pops inside the shell.

A baby grand is the perfect way to enhance your event, bringing a touch of elegance and style. And of course we can supply a fantastic pianist to go with it too! Just click HERE for some ideas.

Our baby (Berta, as we like to call her) comes in high-gloss white, and has already graced the stage at venues including The Ned, and the Royal Lancaster Hotel, as well as sailing down the Thames on the Silver Sturgeon.

For further information or a quote, just click HERE.

To see SG pianist, Ed, playing Berta, click HERE.

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Events Round Up

We’ve had an incredibly busy few months, working with some lovely clients, and some fantastic new venues too. Here’s a quick round up!

Cuban Salsa Band London

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Havana Kings

We provided cuban band, Havana Kings, and dancers for a Niquesa event to promote their luxury travel brand.

WATCH Havana Kings HERE.

Wedding Band London

Dukebox City

“They were the stand out feature of the whole wedding day without a doubt; they really, really made our reception. Planning both the band and DJ with James was a breeze throughout; he was clear from the offset on pricing, timing and his recommendations. We couldn’t be more happy with how everything worked out. Thank you James and team!” Laura & Scott (Wedding Couple)

Pop/Soul band, Dukebox City, performed at a wedding party at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, in the Hansom Lounge. The guests absolutely loved it, and photographers Joe and Charlotte, captured some fantastic moments. The couple chose Bruno Mars’ track, ‘Treasure’ as their first dance.

WATCH Dukebox City HERE

Soul Band London

Briggs Street Players

Fast becoming Sound Generation’s busiest band, the Briggs Street Players, performed at a wedding at the stunning, Lulworth Castle, in Dorset. The wedding couple chose Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in The Mirror’ as their first dance.

WATCH Briggs Street Players HERE.

White City House

Soho House

We’re thrilled to now be preferred suppliers at White City House. Over the past few months, SG acts have performed regularly at Soho House venues – White City House, and The Ned. Acts that have performed include, Ella Marie, Briggs Street Players, Mike Davies and Adam Harris. Briggs Street Players also got to perform at music-loving MP, Chuka Umunna’s 40th birthday bash!

Fortnum and Mason

Fortnum & Mason

We recently worked with Fortnum and Mason on some festive entertainment. SG carol singers, harpists and violin & cello duo performed at their flagship London store bringing some festive cheer to customers.

Sunborn London

Replay

SG band, Replay, recently performed aboard luxurious superyacht hotel, Sunborn.

WATCH Replay HERE.

Music for Events | Silent Disco

 

Sound Generation are now providing Silent Discos for weddings and events across London and the UK!

Silent Discos are an incredible way to keep the party going when faced with noise restrictions! Or if you simply want your party to continue late into the night (or morning!)
We provide silent discos for weddings and corporate events and can cater for parties of 20 – 200 guests!

photography by: Andy Gaines

We cater for weddings, private parties, corporate events, and company training/team-building days, and can provide headphones for as few as ten, or as many as two thousand.
Whether you have booked your own DJ already, or require a DJ as part of the package we can help. We handle all the logistics of the event, from headphone delivery/collection, to testing and operating equipment, and handing out headphones on the night. Our all inclusive service takes all the hassle out of organising yourself.

 


For more information or to make an enquiry CLICK HERE!

Music for Events | Pfizer

We were thrilled to work with Pfizer on their recent company part at 30 Euston Square and it was no ordinary office party! Not only were there Hoola Hoopers and Ice Sculptures, but party band, Dukebox City, had the dance floor packed all night!

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Music for Events | Hampton Court Flower Show; A Music Lover’s Garden

Live Music at Hampton Court

We are thrilled to be working with Vestra Wealth and award winning Garden Designer, Paul Martin, at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show.

Wealth Management company, Vestra Wealth, have sponsored Paul’s garden, and drafted in a little help from Sound Generation. A previous GOLD winner, this year Paul Martin has designed a spectacular ‘Music Lover’s Garden’, with a designated performance space.

There will be live music on the preview night (by invitation only) from Sound Generation’s very own, Sofia Wilde, harpist, Isabella Asbjornsen and gypsy jazz quartet, Nouevau Boheme.

Read more about the show HERE.